Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
saying he deeply regrets his disgusting comments about sarah palin. why did it take so long for the talk show host to pay a penalty. could he have kept his job if msnbc moved quickly to suspend him. >>> president obama tries to boost his sagging fortunes by turning to chris matthews and msnbc. >> how do we get back to that confidence that we can solve our manmade problems and other problems? >> why was the host of hardball playing such softball? >> glenn greenwald who published those secret nsa documents under fire who say he's profiteering from snowden's leaks. >> and cbs swoons over an idea that amazon some day may deliver your packages with drones. was that segment and infomercial for jeff bezos? i'm howard kurtz and this is "mediabuzz." >>> it was a mystery surrounding martin bashir after those vial comments how sarah palin deserves an old slave punishment as a toilet. >> when she invokes slavery she confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from thomas thirstlewood then she would be the outstanding candidate. >> why did msnbc do nothing for nearly three weeks.
Dec 8, 2013 1:30pm PST
disgusting comments about sarah palin. why did it take so long for the talk show host to pay a penalty. could he have kept his job if msnbc moved quickly to suspend him. >>> president obama tries to boost his sagging fortunes by turning to chris matthews and msnbc. >> how do we get back to that confidence that we can solve our manmade problems and other problems? >> why was the host of hardball playing such softball?
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
comments about sarah palin. bashir was outraged when palin compared america's foreign debt to slavery. so he went on his msnbc show, explained his point of view and then went a step too far, he suggested that she deserved a vulgar punishment. bashir later apologized on air, but apparently it wasn't enough. he resigned this week after meeting with the head of the cable channel. what can we learn from this mess? joining me from tampa, tv critic for ncr and journalism professor at american university. jane, i would like to ask that question to you first. what can we learn from an incident like martin bashir. >> what a premium there is an controversy. it was a vile punishment. it was a produced piece so it was planned. msnbc if he had not left that -- depiction of a woman as they did about anti-gay homophobic remarks made by alec baldwin. i think they were really in an uncomfortable position, a lot of women have had a lot of ugly things said about them and on television and otherwise and there's sometimes not the same degree of consequences as there may be for other people. >> do you feel lik
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
is four years older, shall we say, holding himself back as sarah palin goes on the attack. pay attention to joe biden's face. >> barack obama and senator o'biden, you've said no to everything in trying to find a solution to the domestic energy that we're in. now barack obama and senator biden also voted for the largest tax increases in u.s. history. barack had 94 opportunities -- on the tax thing, i want to correct you on that again. and i want to let you know what i did as a mayor and as a governor. and i may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but i'm going to talk straight to the american people and let them know my track record also. >> you can see him, he's like, uh-oh, no. i guess the important thing, this does go to the idea that clearly, and this is from a cnn.com story, from back in 2008, clearly biden had been prepped specifically about running against a woman candidate and, in fact, in this story, no candidate for president or vice president in the history of the country has had more advice on what to say than senator biden had on
Dec 8, 2013 10:35am EST
right. but when people like sarah palin starts tweeting against drones that is political. she is riding around in the helicopter shooting at animals and she would love drones if she were in charge. >> chen from richmond, virginia. go ahead with your question. >> thank you. this is kind of along the same lines as the last caller. but i want to get your thought about what happens with syria and how, you know, all signs pointed to a strike. and it just changed and if you thing it was political against obama or congressman like grayson. what were the difference forces at play that affected us not going in? and if you could talk about what happened this morning in iran as well. >> so, first of all, on the syria issue, the united states is already intervening in syria. the cia is supporting groups with weapons and strategic satellite imagery to enable them to engage with forces. the russians are involved. the iranians are involved. the united states is engaged already. but your question is interesting. i think what happened was president obama made this statement that for him a red lin